About this project
The goal of this short campaign is to print an original poster, cast a fleet of matching miniatures, and get them into your hands within a month of funding. Digital documents and supporting images will also be provided to fully detail the ship and its interior.
Shipping within the US is included in the pledge prices. International orders add $15 (total, not per item). Rewards will be shipped using USPS first class mail from Pittsburgh.
The centerpiece of the campaign is a 24x36 inch, two sided, full color poster featuring complete deckplans for this ship. The maps have a 1 inch grid built into the floor and are scaled at approximately 1 inch = 5 feet. Morningstar is large enough to fill both sides of the poster. It is certainly possible to play with just one poster, flipping it over when the action moves to the back of the ship. But since many people want to layout the whole starship at once, a set of two copies is available at a discounted price.
The CSS Morningstar is a Fenris-class heavy corvette designed for extended patrol and escort duties – often operating alone as a police ship or border patrol vessel. At approximately 100 meters long, she supports a crew of 30, is heavily armed, and has a pair of hangar bays for shuttles, fighters, or boarding craft.
The custom miniature was created as a digital model, 3D printed at the highest resolution, and made into a mold. From that, the good folks at Trollforged Miniatures spun out the ships using their proprietary resin and professional techniques. The result is a highly detailed miniature ready to paint and play (miniatures are sold unpainted). Note that there may be some small imperfections in the surface, easily covered by any primer or paint. A hexagon shaped 1-inch, clear acrylic flight stand is included.
Morningstar is the flagship of the Future Armada line, hailing from the very first issue! That issue is included at all pledge levels; other issues can be found at DriveThruRPG. The Morningstar set of PDF documents includes room by room descriptions and statistics for the ship, as well as the deckplans broken into printable pages. Several additional renderings are included as are huge digital images of the poster - perfect for use online or with a projector.
If you would like to order additional copies of Morningstar or Scarab (from the previous Kickstarter campaign), send me a message. For older posters and miniatures, please visit my website: 0-hr.com .
As a small token of my appreciation, I will create a new 3D rendering or image of these ships for every $1000 by which the goal is exceeded. These images will be included with the digital reward files exclusively for backers.
Risks and challenges
The map images, digital documents, and miniatures are already made; so the only real risk is that the printing process or shipping could be delayed for some reason. I am personally handling the shipping so I can insure that it will be my highest priority once things are ready.
I will be travelling during part of the campaign and my internet access may be unreliable. I was able to upload the giant print files before leaving town, so we'll have the posters by the end of the campaign. The miniatures will also be done well ahead of time. I may, however, be slow to respond to questions while I am away.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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